Today in History - March 21

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The orchid is called Cymbidium Alexanderi, and it requires eight intensive years of cultivation to bring it to bloom, shown on March 21, 1935 at the 22nd Annual International Flower Show in New York City by Helen Jepson of the Metropolitan Opera Company. A native of India, the orchid was grown by E.A. Manda of West Orange, N.J. (AP Photo/Walter Durkin)

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Medicine's back room boys, in their new headquarters at Mill Hill, London, on March 21, 1950, having waited ten years for it to be opened, due to the war. The building was used by the Admiralty during the war as a training centre for W.R.N.S. A basket is placed in a oven in the Sterilisation Department of the new building. (AP Photo)

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Ailing Laib Schwarz, 57, former inmate of the ghetto of Kowno, Poland, is transported from Bad Wörishofen, Germany, by train for Israel, March 21, 1950. He is among the first transport of sick Jewish displaced persons leaving Germany. Schwarz, a Lithuanian, lost his wife and five children in the Auschwitz extermination camp. (AP Photo/Heinrich Sanden Sr.)

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William ìBig Billî Tilden in his first workout at Davis Cup training camp at Augusta, Georgia on March 21, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Alfred P. Sloan, board chairman of the General Motors Corp., arrives at the New York offices of the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, when directors resumed labor deliberations, March 20, 1933. A decision must be reached by the chamber before 9 AM March 21 in order to avert a strike by the automobile workers. (AP Photo)

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A model of the ancient Egyptian king, Ramses II, carried by slaves, is one of the carvings made by Ernst August Fricke, a Calle, Germany, teacher, to illustrate his history lessons, March 21, 1955. (AP Photo)

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Jim Lowrie, a guard on Alcatraz's cell block, looks over the empty cell block after the last of the prisoners left the Rock for removal to other prisons, March 21, 1963 in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

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Overturned house that was carried more than fifty feet from it's foundation March 21, 1925 after a tornado landed in Griffen, Indiana. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this March 21, 1965 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads civil rights demonstrators cross the Alabama River on the Edmund Pettus Bridge at Selma, Ala. at the start of a five day, 50-mile march to the State Capitol of Montgomery to press for voter registration rights for African Americans. (AP Photo/File)

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Gloria Swanson appears at District 9 at 170th Street and Jerome Avenue in New York City to celebrate Nutrition Awareness Day, March 21, 1977. Ms. Swanson is a consultant for the Nutrition Awareness Project. Man in chef's hat is her husband William Dufty, author of the best-selling book "Sugar Blues." Man at center is unidentified. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis)

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Stan Laurel, right, and Oliver Hardy the famous comedy duo were guests of honour at the twenty-first birthday party of the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway, in Kent, on March 21, 1947. The railway is the world's smallest public railway which runs between Hythe and Dungeness, Kent. (AP Photo/Priest)

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FILE - In this March 7, 1965 file photo, tear gas fumes fill the air as state troopers, ordered by Gov. George Wallace, break up a demonstration march in Selma, Ala., on what is known as Bloody Sunday. A new march, led by Martin Luther King Jr., began March 21 and arrived in Montgomery on March 25, with the crowd swelling to 25,000 by the time they reached the Capitol. The 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma and the hit movie, "Selma," that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to this historic Alabama city. (AP Photo, File)

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This is a British Royal Air force gunner shown March 21, 1940, the man who parks himself in turret aboard a bombing plane and fights off attack ships with machine guns. Heís the man who fires the guns during such raids as the British made on the German seaplane base on the island of SYLT. (AP Photo)

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The field of 68 drivers dash for their cars at the start of the Sebring 12 Hour Endurance Race on Saturday, March 21, 1964 in Sebring, Florida. (AP Photo)

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The spaniel decided to take a friendly nip of the tabby’s ear, but the cat turned the tables and chomped on his buddy’s tail. It was all in fun for the Orlando, Florida playmates, March 21, 1967. (AP Photo)

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In the spotlight since a United States’ jet plane collision on January 17, residents of the area around Palomares, Spain on March 21, 1966, carefully grade the new tomato crop before packing and shipment to market. Farmers around Palomares are worried about sale of their crops because this is the area on which three hydrogen bombs dropped in the collision of two jets. U.S., experts are trying to raise an object which is believed to be a fourth bomb, found after long search on a ledge 2,500 feet down in the sea off Palomares. (AP Photo)

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Charlie Beers working with his trained seal in Miami on March 21, 1962. (AP Photo/Harold L. Valentine)

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Tall blades of sword grass increase hazards of South Vietnamese government hunt for rebel fighters in area near Tourane March 21, 1962. The grass provides good hiding place for rebels. It also makes landing of troop-loaded, U.S. army helicopter extremely dangerous by hiding the contour of the earth. (AP Photo/FOW)

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Passengers on special train to New York’s Aqueduct in Queens compare notes as train leaves subway station at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, New York on March 21, 1960. From left to right: Joe Unbomski of Carteret, New Jersey; Matt Dager of Englewood, N.J.; and John Driscoll, also of Carteret. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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A speaker looks down into a sea of Moslem faces as he addresses demonstrators on Bahrain, an oil-rich Island near the coast of Saudi-Arabia on March 21, 1956. Five days of unrest, strikes and demonstrations ended on March 16, when the ruler of Bahrain, Sheikh Sir Salman Ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, announced that committees will be set up to consider grievances. The unrest appeared to have been aimed at demand for greater power for the masses and at the influence of the Sheikh’s British adviser, Sir Charles Belgrave. (AP Photo)

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Georgia Gilmore adjusts her hat for the photographers after she testified as a defense witness in the racial bus boycott trial of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., March 21, 1956 in Montgomery. Mrs. Gilmore testified: "When you pay your fare and they count the money, they don't know the Negro money from white money." (AP Photo)

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Crew members of one of the lead tanks with a U.S. task force rolling through dusty mountain roads pause for a rest under gun of their tank as they reach the last pass before entering the valley into Chunchon on the Korean central front on March 21, 1951. Capt. David LaLoge (left), Emporia, Kansas, is the tank task force commander. Crew members (left to right) are: Cpl. James W. McConnel, Cadillac, Mich. (408 Crippen St.); Cpl. Douglas P. Cornell, La Farge, Wisc.; Sgt. George T. Hackney, Charleston, W. Va. (Route 6); and Sgt. Walter H. Howard, Matoaka, W.Va. Chunchon was taken the same day and the tank force continued its drive towards 38th parallel. (AP Photo/BB)

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Chief Inspector John O'Connor of the New York City Building and Housing Department jams his way through a tunnel in Collyer mansion in New York City, March 24, 1947, searching for missing Langley Collyer whose brother, Homer was found dead march 21 in the home. The tunnel runs up a staircase on the first floor into the rest of the house. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)

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All Japanese resistance ceased in Mandalay, ending a 12-day siege of Burma’s second city by the British 14th Army the city had been occupied by the enemy since lay, 1942. British soldier inspects bomb damage caused by allied attacks on the outskirts of Mandalay in Burma, March 21, 1945. In the background is Mandalay Hill. (AP Photo)

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The nursery school system for very young children has been adopted very widely in Mysore and the state contains an innumerable number of such schools with up-to-date equipments. An interesting kindergarten group from a Mysore nursery school on March 21, 1942. (AP Photo)

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The President of France Albert Lebrun and his wife arrived at Victoria station on their visit to London. They were met at the station by the King and the Queen and all along the line of the route to Buckingham Palace great crowds gathered to cheer the distinguished visitors. When they appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace the crowd broke through the police cordon and rushed to the gates of the palace, which had been closed. The party on the balcony of the Buckingham Palace in London on March 21, 1939. From left to right are: Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret Rose, Princess Elizabeth, Madame Lebrun, President Albert Lebrun and King George VI. (AP Photo)

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Heinrich Himmler, left, chief of the German secret police, and his aide, Reinhard Heydrich are seen leaving a hotel in Vienna, March 21, 1938, where they arranged for visit for Adolf Hitler after Germany took over Austria. (AP Photo)

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Before the smoke clouds had cleared away from stricken Barcelona following the hail to death that fell from Franco airplanes, rescue workers were desperately fighting to recover bodies of friends and relations from beneath vast masses of debris, and striving to clear the once proud virginal white thoroughfares that glistened in the sun of the traces of war. Smoke from fires and dust rising from burned buildings wafted by the breeze in Barcelona, on March 21, 1938, in the centre of the once fashionable heart of the city as officials begin their work of clearing up after the disastrous attacks by General Franco’s airplanes. (AP Photo)

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George Bernard Shaw, English wit and playwright, had a two-hour talk with Lieutenant-General Sadao Araki, Japan’s Minister of war and leader of the dominant military clique that directs Japanese military adventures on the continent of Asia, at General Araki’s official residence in Tokyo, March 21, 1933. (AP Photo)

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Children march in time with the band as they parade before the Neues Palace, in Potsdam, on March 21, 1933. (AP Photo)

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An armed soldier stands on duty at Selma Alabama, March 21, 1965 as civil rights marchers head for Montgomery, the state's capitol on a five day, 50-mile walk to protest voting laws. The soldiers were called out by President Lyndon Johnson to protect the marchers. (AP Photo)

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The Rev. Eugene J. Boyle, chairman of the San Francisco Archdiocesan Commission on Social Justice, left, joined protest marchers in Farmersville, Calif. on their 300-mile journey to Sacramento, March 21, 1966. Leaning on cane is United Farm Workers' leader Cesar Chavez. (AP Photo)

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The stainless steel Unisphere, a representation of the globe, will set the New York World's Fair theme, "peace through understanding," March 21, 1964. (AP Photo)

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Demonstrators in the 50-mile march on Alabama's state Capitol at Montgomery make their way along Route 80 after crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge over Alabama River from Selma, Ala., on March 21, 1965. The five-day march, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is to protest Alabama's voting regulations for blacks. In the background beyond the bridge is the city of Selma. (AP Photo)

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Students and priests from Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y., are shown as they started the freedom march from Selma to Montgomery, the Alabama state capitol, March 21, 1965. (AP Photo/stf)

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A line of handcuffed prisoners, the last of the convicts held at Alcatraz prison, walk through the cell block as they are transferred to other prisons from Alcatraz Island on San Francisco Bay, Calif., March 21, 1963. Alcatraz, known as "The Rock," was a federal penitentiary for 29 years and a prison for more than a century. (AP Photo)

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These GIs in white asbestos suits walk along a road between rice paddies at Panmunjom on March 21, 1952 as they shift a helium-filled balloon marker at the peace talk site. This round, orange-colored balloon is being replaced by a balloon of sausage-shape, which is 18 feet long. (AP Photo/George Sweers)

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The powerful battleship USS Wisconsin dwarfs her cruiser and destroyer companions as the three U.S. fighting ships rendezvous off Korea, March 21, 1952. The cruiser, USS St. Paul, right, transfers wounded South Korean marines to the battlewagon for further transport to Japan, and the destroyer USS Buck, left, transfers mail. (AP Photo)

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Magotaro Sano, for 30 years a miner working for the Yubari coal mine in Hokkaido, Japan, second from the left, rides with his co-workers on their way to their job, inside the mines on March 21, 1947. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)

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Pvt. Alex Ogle (left), Rt. 2, Box 6, Riverside, Cal., shows his buddy, Sgt. Lawrence Andert, 275 W. Maryland Ave. St. Paul, Minn., the news from his home town contained in “The Riverside Daily Press” while all is quiet on the Anzio beachhead front in Italy on March 21, 1944. (AP Photo)

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This dramatic picture, taken after the order came to abandon the SS President Collidge, the 22,000-ton troop transport, which struck a mine in a harbour on Espiritu Santo, on March 21, 1943, shows troops swarming over the side by rope and cargo net. On her captain’s order the ship was run upon a reef which held it long enough for all but two men to escape. (AP Photo)

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An appreciable force of airplanes, probably heavy, medium and fighter-bombers are believed to have been used in the attempted fire raid on London. At least nine enemy aircraft were destroyed. The scene when a factory was hit by incendiaries, March 21, 1942. (AP Photo)

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A nun at a convent school in the home counties inspects the damage done to one of the classrooms after a Nazi bomb hit the school during a night raid in London, March 21, 1941. Five nuns were injured during the bombing. (AP Photo)

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Albanian beauty, wearing national costume, complete with head dress of coins, on March 21, 1938, in Albania. (AP Photo)

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Every German gets his ration, one after the other, in Libya, on March 21, 1941. The food served to the German Africa Corps has been especially adapted to the new surroundings. (AP Photo)

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Typical natives in peasants garb at Scutari, Albania, on March 21, 1938. This hardy race, primitive, and hard working, sheep and goat rearing being their chief occupations, live their lives in the open. (AP Photo)

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Workers on the Reichsautobahn (Highway) from Munich to the Austrian Border. March 21, 1934. (AP Photo)

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U.S. first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, right, enjoys a horseback ride in Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., March 21, 1933. (AP Photo)

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New German chancellor Adolf Hitler with Franz von Papen on their way to Garrison Church (Garnisonskirche) in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany, on March 21, 1933, the day of the takeover of power by the Nazis in Germany. (AP Photo) --- Der neue Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler und Franz von Papen auf dem Weg in die Garnisonskirche von Potsdam am 21. Maerz 1933, am Tag der Machtuebernahme durch die Nationalsozialisten. (AP Photo)

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Photo shows Margaret Perry of Beverly Hills, California, a contestant in last year’s national women’s air derby from Santa Monica, California, to Cleveland, has qualified herself as one of the first women airport managers in the United States. She has taken over management of an airport at Culver City, California, on March 21, 1930. Photo shows her beside one of the big planes she bosses. (AP Photo)

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Dry Agents seize 7,000 barrels of beer in Newark raid, California, March 21, 1930. (AP Photo)

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